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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 83 nominees
  • Morey's Piers, Arts and entertainment Outdoors, Amusement Park Amusement Parks, 3501 Boardwalk Wildwood NJ 08260

    1. Morey's Piers (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Amusement Park

    "I was torn between Morey's Piers and Ocean Oasis, but since Ocean Oasis is really a WATERPARK, I went with Morey's..."

  • Gateway 26, Arts and Entertainment, Arcade, 2600 Boardwalk North Wildwood NJ

    2. Gateway 26 (North Wildwood, )

    Nominee for: Best Arcade

    "My family and I have been going to Wildwood for about 18 years now and we absolutely love it. We have checked out..."

  • Resorts, Arts and Entertainment, Casino, 1133 Boardwalk Atlantic City NJ 08401

    3. Resorts Casino Hotel (Atlantic City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Casino

    "Stop ignoring the little pi-ons...like myself You know some people have to work ..Mon-Fri; so they can't come down..."

  • Sea Isle City Historical Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 4208 Landis Ave Sea Isle City NJ 08243

    4. Sea Isle City Historical Museum (Sea Isle City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "The new location for Sea Isle's Historical Museum is great and the beautiful wedding display in memoray of Mrs..."

  • Location

    5. House of Blues Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Concert Venue

    "After the show, back down the stairs for some casino action. Plus, Black Label Society plays there alot !!"

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Dining

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Dining 352 nominees
  • Sandbox Cafe, Dining, Breakfast, 2604 Long Beach Blvd Ship Bottom NJ 08008

    1. Sandbox Cafe (Ship Bottom, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast

    "The food is excellent you get what you paid for. The service is great the owners are great people. You are treated..."

  • Alfe's Restaurant, Dining, Nightlife, Italian, Live Music Venue, 3401 New Jersey Ave Wildwood NJ 08260

    2. Alfe's Restaurant (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "My family has been going to alfie's for years now. It is the go to place for all of our Special Days. The food is..."

  • Sam's Pizza Palace, Dining, Pizza, Boardwalk Wildwood NJ 08260

    3. Sam's Pizza Palace (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "Sam's has the best pizza. The thin crust along with their fine flavor sauce and finest quality add on's makes it a..."

  • Mike's Seafood, Dining Restaurants, Seafood, 4222 Park Rd Sea Isle City NJ 08243

    4. Mike's Seafood (Sea Isle City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Seafood

    "I live in CA and out here you get skimpy portions of so-so seafood for outrageous prices in places that look down their..."

  • Primo Hoagies Wildwood Crest, Dining, Sandwich Shop, 6105 New Jersey Ave Wildwood Crest NJ 08260

    5. Primo Hoagies Wildwood Crest (Wildwood Crest, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    "Hands down the best hoagies and deli items available in either N. Wildwood or the Crest. The bread is perfect, the..."

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Fashion

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Fashion 74 nominees

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Health and Beauty

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Health and Beauty 173 nominees
  • Michele's Full Service Salon and Spa, Health and Beauty, Hair Salon, Day Spa, Massage, 2345 Dune Drive Avalon NJ 08202

    1. Michele's Full Service Salon and Spa (Avalon, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "when ever i walk into the salon my presence is more then welcome every time...the girls at the front desk are VERY..."

  • Farias Surf and Sport, Health & Fitness Health and Beauty, Surf Shop, 28th Street & Long Beach Blvd Ship Bottom NJ 08008 5th Street & Long Beach Blvd Surf City NJ 08008 Bay Ave & Taylor Ave Beach Haven NJ 08008

    2. Farias Surf and Sport (Beach Haven, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Surf Shop

    ""Farias Surf Shop is a great store!! The girls clothing is the best ever - they carry all the top brands and alot of it..."

  • Moonlight Tattoo, Beauty Health and Beauty, Tattoo & Piercing Tattoo and Piercing, Rte 50 Ocean View NJ 08230

    3. Moonlight Tattoo (Ocean View, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing

    "listen up people if you want some AWESOME ink done then this is the place to go. from cover ups to fresh new designes..."

  • Location

    4. Tuckahoe Bike Shop (Woodbine, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Bike Shop

    "I love this bike shop! Great bikes but also great people! Very sweet and community oriented. Good luck!!!! Rosie"

  • Miracles Fitness, Health and Beauty, Gym, 408 Rio Grande Ave Rio Grande NJ 08242

    5. Miracles Fitness (Rio Grande, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "Very friendly gym, not intimidating at all even for those very out of shape. The price is right, the personnel are..."

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Locality

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Locality 43 nominees
  • Sea Isle City Beach, Locality Outdoors, Beaches, 24th St Sea Isle City NJ 08243

    1. Sea Isle City Beach (Sea Isle City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Beaches

    "I have ptretty much grown up in Sea Isle City every summer. What I like about SIC is that it has a lot to do and it is..."

  • The Wildwoods, Locality, Towns,  Wildwood NJ

    2. The Wildwoods (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Towns

    "the Wildwoods have the best board walk, amusement piers along with several water parks, geared for families, plenty to..."

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Lodging

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Lodging 136 nominees
  • Summer Nites, Lodging Travel, Bed & Breakfast Bed and Breakfast, 2110 Atlantic Avenue North Wildwood NJ 08260

    1. Summer Nites (North Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Bed and Breakfast

    "There are too many great things to mention them all. My husband and I were there twice last summer with another couple..."

  • Baker's Acres, Lodging Outdoors, Campground Camping, 230 Willets Ave Little Egg Harbor NJ 08087

    2. Baker's Acres (Little Egg Harbor, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Campground

    " I have to admit how funny it is to read about complaints from people on this site. Normally I wouldn't care at all..."

  • The Inn of Cape May, Lodging, Weddings, Hotel, Venue, 7 Ocean St Cape May NJ 08204

    3. The Inn of Cape May (Cape May, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Hotel

    "Awesome hotel that has the at home feel. Great location with a pool right across the street from the ocean. If you like..."

  • Lollipop Motel, Lodging Travel, Hotel Motel, 2301 Atlantic Ave Wildwood NJ 08260

    4. Lollipop Motel (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Motel

    "ive been going to wildwood since i was a little kid. the lolly pop has stood the test of time. its a part of wildwood..."

  • Montego Bay Resort and Conference center, Lodging Travel, Hotel Resort, 1800 Boardwalk Wildwood NJ 08260

    5. Montego Bay Resort and Conference center (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Resort

    "I just spent the weekend there, and I have stayed at many places in the Wildwoods over the years. The rooms are all..."

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Nightlife

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Nightlife 92 nominees
  • Ugly Mug, Nightlife, Beer selection, 426 Washington St Cape May NJ 08204

    1. Ugly Mug (Cape May, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Selection

    "I had my bachlorette party here. Nuff said! They showed us girls a good ol time."

  • KIX McNutley's, Nightlife, Dance Club, 6300 Landis Ave Sea Isle City NJ 08243

    2. KIX McNutley's (Sea Isle City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Dance Club

    "KIX is the place to be! What I like is that it has a good mix in ages. There outside bar with live music is alot of..."

  • Westy's Irish Pub, Nightlife, Irish Pub, 101 E Walnut Ave Wildwood NJ 08260

    3. Westy's Irish Pub (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Irish Pub

    "good food @ reasonable prices, friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere, w/great oceanviews from 2nd floor deck"

  • The Ocean Drive Bar, Nightlife, Live Music Live Music Venue, 3915 Landis Ave Sea Isle City NJ 08243

    4. The Ocean Drive Bar (Sea Isle City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue

    "If you love cover bands and booze this is your place!"

  • Nardi's, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 118th St Beach Haven NJ 08008

    5. Nardi's (Beach Haven, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar

    "Nardi's Tavern is simply the BEST BAR. The atmosphere, the staff, and the dedication of the employees are simply..."

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Outdoors

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Outdoors 41 nominees

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Shopping

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Shopping 66 nominees
  • Hooked On Books, Shopping, Bookstore, 3405 Pacific Ave Wildwood NJ 08260

    1. Hooked On Books (Wildwood, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Bookstore

    "My husband and I discovered this store several years ago and were hooked. Frank had been looking for three hard to..."

  • The Maple Tree Country Gifts, Shopping, Gift Shop, 12 Rte-50 Ocean View NJ 08230

    2. The Maple Tree Country Gifts (Ocean View, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Gift Shop

    "This is my favorite shop! I love to shop and go to every store around - BUT, the Maple Tree is the best! Always..."

  • CD Exchange, Shopping, Records and CDs, 1205 Tilton Rd Northfield NJ 08225

    3. CD Exchange (Northfield, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Records and CDs

    "HUGE! If they don't have it? You don't need it !!"

  • Capt Scraps Attic, Shopping, Antiques, 3071 N Rte 9 Ocean View NJ 08230

    4. Capt Scraps Attic (Ocean View, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Antiques

    "What a delightful Antique Shoppe filled with a neat variety of interesting items for any decor. Be forewarned; Its..."

  • A Storks Bite, Shopping, Children's Gifts, 14 S Main St Cape May Court House NJ 08210

    5. A Storks Bite (Cape May Court House, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Children's Gifts

    "Heaven for all mommies and grandmommies too! A childrens clothing & accessory boutique with many unique treasures..."

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 100 nominees

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Weddings

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Weddings 220 nominees
  • The Love Jones Band, Weddings, Music, Williamstown NJ 08094

    1. The Love Jones Band (Williamstown, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Music

    "If you are looking for a band that will please you the night through than Love Jones is that band. Very talented..."

  • 2. Hello, Gorgeous. Photography (Cape May, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Photographer

    "Rachel is a real class act. Her generosity and pure talent are insane. She doesn't welcome you as a client, but as a..."

  • 3. Karen Fowler Floral Design (Cape May, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Flowers

    "You have never seen such beautiful creative work!! She does not skimp on the flowers and her natural artistic ability..."

  • Back Bay Bistro, Dining, Weddings, New American, Caterer, 1891 Bayshore Rd Villas NJ 08251

    4. Back Bay Bistro (Villas, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Caterer

    "Was driving by the other night and saw the beautiful front patio with torches and nice seating. We decided to pull in..."

  • 5. CenterStage Entertainment (Atlantic City, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best DJ

    "Best DJ's around. They rule the POOL, Foundation room, and Ballys Beach Bar. Not to mention every wedding they do."

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